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Myrick helps in all phases of game

Name: Keegan Myrick

School: Bishop Guilfoyle

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Football

Athlete of the week achievement: Myrick scored four touchdowns and caught a pass for a two-point conversion, rushed for 139 yards, caught two passes for 53 yards and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Yanoshak in a 48-13 victory over Homer-Center in the District 6 Class 1A championship game.

Season update: Myrick has rushed for 985 yards and 14 touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 251 yards. He will lead the Marauders into a PIAA Class 1A semifinal game against Steelton-Highspire on Saturday.

Coach Justin Wheeler’s quote: “He was incredible Friday night. He had to match up against their best wide receiver, and offensively he led us again by rushing, receiving and throwing. You just can’t say enough about how important he is to our team.”

Favorite teacher: Dr. Logue

Favorite subject: Wall Street

Favorite movie: “Talladega Nights”

Favorite food: Burgers

Favorite song: “Hometown” by Kane Brown

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Christian McCaffrey

Best athlete I ever competed against: Richland graduate Caleb Burke

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Jennifer and Gary, and Mike Sprouse

Proudest athletic achievement: Making it to the state finals and having a chance to get back this year

How I got my start in football: YMCA flag football

Future goal: Play college football

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